The hymns of the church have been preserved down through the centuries by faithful Christians who have experienced the life-changing power of their message. With changing times, cultures, and styles, the next generation isn’t exposed to these great lyrics and melodies in most Churches on a weekly basis anymore, and those who know and love them don’t often have the opportunity to sing them in a congregational setting. What began as a simple “sing-along,” during a Gospel Concert in a small theater in Shipshewana, Indiana, eventually led to the first video recording of a “Gospel Music Hymn Sing,” in the Summer of 2014. Two local Church Choirs, along with 50 well-known Gospel Music Artists came together for the event at the First Baptist Church of Morristown, Tennessee, and a capacity crowd, with attendees from as far as 2000 miles away, filled the auditorium…for the Monday evening event. It was obvious to everyone in attendance that this was something really special, and there was obviously a real desire, a real hunger, for a revival of congregational Hymn singing. Shortly after the release of the first “Gospel Music Hymn Sing” DVD, the Gospel Music Hymn Sing Foundation was formed by four well-known Gospel Music Artists… Jim Brady, Rodney Griffin, Mark Trammell, and Gerald Wolfe.
The Gospel Music Hymn Sing Foundation exists to promote the value of the art-form of Congregational Hymn Singing, through the promotion of Live Events, Video and Audio recordings, printed materials (including songbooks and other materials), and Educational Scholarships.